Ginger Juice is a spicy juice with a unique flavor. It is definitely not light-tasting, but you might consider it refreshing and invigorating. In addition, it has medicinal properties, such as the ability to soothe an upset stomach or to ease cold symptoms. Traditionally, it is often served as pure ginger and water with a good amount of sugar; however you can experiment by mixing in another fruit such as lemon, pear, apple or carrot.
The ingredients are for ONE SERVING, if you want to make more, just double or triple, etc. the ingredients
10 oz. water per serving
1 piece of ginger, juiced, about 5 tablespoons ginger juice liquid (how much juice you get out of it depends a lot on how large the ginger is, but if you use a juicer, the ratio should be about 5 tablespoons of ginger juice to 10 oz. per water OR if you blend the ginger with the water in a blender, you will end up needing less ginger because there is less waste)
4 teaspoons sugar (more or less depending on taste)
Juice from one lemon (optional)
Juice from one pear (optional)
1. Cut up the ginger into small cubes and then place in a juicer or blender. If you use a blender, add enough water to allow the blender to move. I have used both, but I actually recommend using the blender because it ends up with less waste.
2. If you used a juicer, as I did this time, pour about 10 ounces of water into a glass and add sugar to taste, I added 4 teaspoons. Then add the pure ginger juice from the juicer, about 5 tablespoons. Mix it together. If you use a blender, blend the ginger with a bit of water, and sugar in the blender until combined, and then test it to see if the flavor is suitable to your taste. If not add more sugar, water, etc. When you reach the desired taste, run the juice through a fine sieve to remove the ginger chunks.
3. If desired, add juice from a lemon or juice from one pear to soften the flavor of the ginger. Serve chilled.